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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 17, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma -FFA DAY MARCH 25 volume aaqqt CHLOE JONES AND ALLISON BLAMED BY SCHOOL FOR DELATING NYA BUILDING Charles Downing is Approved as Supervisor at Meeting; Allison Backs Down ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette Frustrated in it's attempt to start work on the $6,000 NYAj budding last Monday the Stil-" well Bchool board this week laid the blame for the failure to start From early indications, it ap squarely on the backs of school pears (hat the Jones political board director Abe Allison, and machine, based on the post of Mrs. Chloe Jone, head of the Td fa WPA, NYA, Adair county congressional ma- &B^J^3$^�!^ S^rWife �f the Smwdl &*Sn2�$^3& postmaster. involving congressman Jack At a meeting an the court Nichols m a p^iy local, and house March . 10, the school perhaps personal, controversy board agreed on Charles. Pown- the machine must win "or els6'\ ing, rock construction man,as Nicnolsria not lik j to ^miIe on �upervi8orof the proposed NYA a situation that ^uts him in buidmg. The supervision of the ?ven the Blighfe8� shadow and building has been the focal unlesB th-e ^hine slioWs its point of a long dispute and^was boasted dominance at the com- h6Hby LaCtfjReotori' aST i�R election, here's apt to be a yille. After a thr'ee-week dead- sudden ^hift in "bosses." lock, Rector was transferred to � another position March 11. _ During the past week, as you J. G. Ward, comity NYA di- wiM 8ee by reaaing another erctor, received a letter March cohumv in this paper, there 10 from NYA headquarters ad- have been numerous "develops vising him of Rector's transfer ments" in the School board- and asking that the Stilwell NYA fight." that this situation school board agree on another exist, of course, Jeplorable but man. In Ward's office m the DOES exist .and apparently court house the morning of the only way it can be settleclis March 10, the board met. ^ A Dy the people themselve^ whew resolution endorsing Charles I*ha^"^F~lz:~I%r^i-=r . x. . . .. Downing for the position was te^^if**^'^*T* drawn up by Ward. According1 officers next March 29-to school board members Mrs. J. E. Burnett, Clerk Walter Fleming, school superintendent E. B. Brown and Ward, who were .present)_ at the meeting, -----_l__ CANDIDATES ARE , SLOW IN FILING FOR STATE JOBS were ,preseh.ti-at the meeting, with Seven Men In. Governor's the resolution was unanimously Qther gtate J0bs adopted and was the Go Begging ' min�tes'by.4iie^ei^^*^v4-Allison, however, denies ever having agreed to the Downing (UP)-Indications'-of filings for appointment either at the meet- s�ate offices are the lightest* at ing or elsewhere. He'made this t*"s time that they have been announcement ' publically on m several years,;, political ob-Sunday, three days after the servers, agreed today, meeting. The filing period for state of-Downing, well known and ex- fices open April 4, barely more --------- than two weeks away. In sever perienced rock man, r possesses ----- the qualifications, for., the . po- al instances only the incumbent sition and has been accepted by office has announced publicly the government as a supervisor that he would be a candidate to on similar 'projects." He has in succeed himself. � v his possession the credentials to _ The governor's race, of course, prove his foririer capacity as a is an exception. Seven candi government building superin- dates including two former gov fendeirt, Fleming declares. . er ' J Following the board meeting ly. on Thursday, Carl Hensley, dis- In the lieutenant -------1 ATTENTION: On March 25, the plana made by the C. of CI several; weeks ago to sponsor a "Kan' crease: District No,, 1,- 5/7, ll, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19; 22^28,.24f 25, 26, 34, 36, 87,39, 40;-and:*!. These districts show*.  a decrease: No. 2, 8, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, U. G. No. t, 32, 33, 85, 38, -52. In Adair county 511 children were transferred for the school year 1937-38. In this number j there" we^se only a few grade pupils. The\majority were higii school pupils transferred from the rural districts in the county. The Oklahoma Association of Negro teachers, at its February meeting at Muskogee, set aside $200 to pay the traveling nion Grade, one of the out-, .ding small schools in the >e, is graphically described report made by the state fjrtment of education this k. This great improvement been made largely during past year since a new build-was erected and new supervision obtained. t the beginning of this ficttool year the school was con-ld#ted at three separate school hojuses in the district, U. G. 3>per, Bunch and Lyons. Mr. m McTaggart, Superinten-it of Union Grade school, .'king in conjunction with the ite Department of Education, red written permission from State Department permits him to discontinue the wing schools at Bunch and Lyons and [sport all puphVto the Ceh-_ building. This change was effected on December 10, 1937. >Sh the date-of change the difetnict has' been receiving ,�' Credits Are Restored , )The concentration of all pupils fl^'th^^centralbnildingrhassn'ot |t)hly brought in additional revenue, but has provided a better school spirit and a much higher ^^�l^e^iciency-:.^.fh^ugh�ita the. system. The credit's which were taken away from the school for the j^ear of 1936-37 were restored for the year of 1937-38. The name of Union Grade school district No. 1 does not appear in the annual bulletin of accredited high schools put out by the state Department of High School nspection for the year of 1936-37. However, Mr. McTaggart is just in receipt of a letter from Mr.;:E: E. Halley, Chief High School Inspector for ^he State Department of Education, who recently made an inspection of the school and reported that he has fully restored the credits for the year of 1937-38. Mr. Hal-ley, in his report was very complimentary of the high degree of efficiency maintained in this school. ." - * - The Board of Education is composed of the following: Jess Pmke^bn, Director; W. L. Clerk, Freeman Loving, Member.: - Strong Faculty The faculty is composed of the following: Mr. John B- McTaggart, Su-perinfendehtrHas had wide and Varied -professional experience and|K>s[ses^es the following aca-:dej^^training..B. A,.and B. S. D^gi'e�i/ .Northwestern'.State jTe^cJier#-(3oliegei- Alira, Oklahoma jiaaster. of Arts, A. and M. College, Stillwat'eri Oklahoma. Mr. McTaggart has also cpni pleted 12 months of Post-graduate work at the University of Oklahoma leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. � Mrs. H. W. Burch, high schoo principal, is also possessed ol much teaching experience. She -has had years of successful experience as a teacher in Adair county. Her academic training consists of a B. S. Degree. Mr. J. C. Stanley, grade prin FFA BOYS AND DADS ATTENTION The Stilwell Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City Southern Railroad, are planning a big day for you on March 25. There will be a big banquet, lots of eats, plenty of entertainment, and good speakers. Plan now to attend next Friday, a week from today. If pland are completed there will be a free picture show in the afternoon. Plan to come! FOUR PERSONS TO MAKE RACE Allison To Run For Director of School Board: McGee Opposes Mrs. Burnett A second candidate for the school board directorship an nounced "thjB week wheri Abe Allison, druggist and incumbent, said he would run for reelection: His platform is promised for next week and Allison says that hp will make the race on his record. He will oppose Gus West, farmer and widely known man West announced for the position of director last week. ~+ . Boyd McGee, proprietor of the McGee shoe store and a tie buyer, will run against Mi's. J. E Burnett for the member position bp the board. McGee first -announced for director but a siffitch in plans has placed him against Mrs. Burnett. Mrs. Burnett, who was appointed to the board following her husband's death, will seek to carry out the ^remainder of his, term. She is ;i|lgjcii>ttsv^o do this rrintew^^ Burnett wasT\mst^meni�r in building up--:thj^.j$tav^-;schobl system arid she' itiopes" to carry out more of his ideas. ^! -:--o : �"'�'i''.>;- DEMOCRATS SHOW ^ LARGE GAINS IN : VOTING STRENGTH penses in setting up their Re- -,-,-7?? �- * ��- tirement organization. Therehad'^�any years ex-are one hundred and one Negro'ffi^o11. 8�ho01 wortc "~A schools in the state that are be- n�mf if* ft De�ree. ing organized by E.W. Woods, AwLewis, head Vi princhjal, Booker T. Washington �S Department, B. A. Schopl, Tulsa. He says that the pSi^.w,,^,, . , * Negroes wiU go over the ton In' rJZSL* Hudspeth, head of , . , "'"5r cne "^P in 1 Commercial Department t^nd iiow requires the sanction of all three, Fleming pointed out this week. He places, the blame for this squarely on Mrs. Jones and Allison. ant gpyernQr^''is' given a small expense account. When* he is acting governor he draws a wage equivalent fo tnat paid the chief executive. l ^P?-, air. A  coach>.of-ftthlel�es, BVS. Degree, J�Uho�na State|Ajmo I grade, A^B.-Degree, 1 f -' , , *rGeoe highest gain of any single area in the state. . Winning the southeast, with some support from the southwest,, once meant winning the Democratic nomination for governor. This was true until four years ago when Gov; E. W. Mar* wnfTOnthe; nomination^ but ilSS*Pi tesouthe^t IVV^fh^^h^"#bW^':^e^n njo^ pronounced; this year," C. OF C. PLANS BIG DAY FOR KCS AND FFA Joint Kansas City Southern and F. F. A. Day is Planned vFor March 25 , Plans were completed this . week for a joint FFA-KCS Day to be held in Stilwell March 25 which time 200 guests will be entertained at a banquet by the Stilwell Chamber of Commerce. The affair is being held for the FFA boys of the county �nd their fathers, and foil officials of the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. Joe Scott, president of the state board of agriculture, and a high official of the railroad will be the principal speakers. The Kansas City Southern, anxious to promote further goodwill between the people of^ the area and the .railroad, are faking a large parti in the proV gram. If arrangements- can. be; completed in time, the KCJS, according to the publicity director Cecil H. Taylor, will sponsor a moving picture at the Eagle theater the afternoon of March 25th. This show will be free to FFA boys and" their fathers. The picture will be provided by the department of agriculture, with Clyde Phillips, manager of the Eagle, furnishing 45 minutes of cartoons and comic features. For the banquet Friday night,'' a good program is being arranged, J. W. Tolleson; high school vocational agriculture director, announced. He has prepared a -series of slide photographs of the boys in the local FFA chapter and:, their 'projectsi that will." be flashed on a screen. This* with music, stunts and speaking ,will take .up the evening after l^'b^u^^l^v^y^^ will be provided by the -FFA boys and wi^ be prepared under the direction^of the high school home economics department and: the ladies ofthe Stilwell churches. ' Guests from Tahlequah, West ville and Sallisaw,will attendv The Kansas^/City,'lSbttthern, may announce further plans for the day. .. i ';- v � IM< REVIVAL BAPTIZING TO " BE HELD AT CHALK BLUFF |iange is . r.. .___._____Is.sectional .YVMJWii'TlM� 10 southeastern countiea,gh6wed only 4,697 more Democratic, .votes in,49MJhan The Stilwell Baptist church is sponsoring' a' revival meeting Snder the direction of ..Charles urb, state Baptist evangelist, which has been drawing latge -erowds nightly. The " revival started March 13 and will con-tine until. March 27. \'  ^, " Rev. Curb is- an impressive minister- and lias interested the large crowds that are attending the meetings. Rev. R. H: Rust .fj the minister. Charles Watkins is leading two big;choirs nightly. Fifty-five willib^ baptized at Chalk Bluff Sira^y; afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.:, 7 Services arO held each evening at 7:30. Saturday night Rev, J. D^Watkins wilt bring a large delegation from Westville to attend-the Stilwell meeting.' WATTS NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Mart Guy announce the birth of a son last weeKT Mr. and Mfs^t A.ndrew Carpenter also announce the birth of a son March' S.Mr, and Mrs. Albert Grey-beal and I^rs. Lula Little visited at the home of Mr,; and Mrs. Goqch in the Green^ Valley neighborhood Sunday. Mrs. Irene Waldroop is quite ill at a Prairie Grove hospital. Nettie Spjaulding- who 'has been visiting in Houston* Tex., for some time ^ujhlied^oinev Wednesday. , 4 / ;